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We extend a special invitation to you to attend a Community Information Meeting to learn more about hosting the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo. We welcome plowing enthusiasts, community ambassadors and all those interested in advancing Agriculture, Rural Living and Your Community. Come and bring a friend!

Friday, February 23 - 7 pm
Orangeville Fairgrounds – Birch Room
247090 Side Road 5, Mono

Saturday, February 24 - 1 pm
Gemini Sportsplex – Wescast Room
667 Adair Boulevard, Strathroy

For more information, please download the invitation here.

Thank you to all who attended the Community Meetings in early January in Eastern Ontario.


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Drop by the Ontario Plowmen's Association booth to find out more about the upcoming IPMs.      

Commonwell Exhibition Building, Lindsay Fairgrounds
Wednesday, March 7 - 9:30 am to 9 pm
Thursday, March 8 - 9:30 am to 4 pm

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Wednesday, March 7: 9 am - 4 pm   
Thursday, March 8: 9 am - 4 pm
Friday, March 9: 9 am - 4 pm

EY Centre - 4899 Uplands Dr, Ottawa
Tuesday, March 14 - 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday, March 15 - 9 am - 8 pm
Thursday, March 16 - 9 am - 4 pm


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BMO Ontario Farm Family Awards

Nominations are now open and can be made by anyone for anyone! If you know a farming family and believe that they positively showcase how the values and hard work of the farm family enhance our quality of life, nominate them today! The nomination deadline is March 26, 2018.

2017 World Ploughing - Tom Evans and Jay Lennox

Congratulations to Tom Evans and Jay Lennox—You’ve Made Canada Proud!

The 2017 World Ploughing Championship was held December 1 – 2 in Kenya. Our representatives from Canada were Jay Lennox (from Grey Normanby Plowmen’s) and Tom Evans (from Bruce County Plowmen’s).

Jay placed 10th in stubble land and 12th in sod land—and overall 11th in the Conventional Category.

Tom placed 13th in stubble land and 2nd in sod land (silver medal)—and overall 8th in the Reversible Category. (The last medal brought back to Canada was in 1976.)

On behalf of Ontario’s Plowing Family, OPA congratulates Tom and Jay on their achievements in Kenya!


Congratulations to Bob Timbers of the Durham Plowmen’s Association!

The Ontario Plowmen’s Association (OPA) is pleased to share news that Robert Timbers has been honoured with an “Honorary Life Membership of the World Ploughing Organization” at the 2017 World Ploughing Championship in Kenya. Bob has been involved at the World level for 64 years.

Bob’s contributions to the art of plowing are vast and include being a long-time member of OPA, OPA President in 1969, as well as a Plowing Competitor at Branch Matches and the IPM, a Plowing Judge and an Honourary Director of OPA.

As a competitor, Bob has represented Canada at the World Ploughing Championship in the Conventional Category four times (1953, 1954, 1956, 1960). Bob was also very involved in the creation of the Canadian Plowing Organization (CPO) and the World Ploughing Organization (WPO). He has sat on the CPO Board of Directors and been Chair/President of the WPO.

On behalf of Ontario’s Plowing Family, OPA extends congratulations and best wishes to Bob.

2017 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo

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 IPM 2017 celebrated the 100th Match and Canada's 150th Birthday! What an incredible experience! The Ontario Plowmen's Association congratulates IPM 2017 for hosting a successful Match that was enjoyed by all.

No event of this size can be run without many very important people. Firstly, we thank all of our visitors who brought life to our Match. We thank our sponsors, exhibitors  and vendors for supporting the Match and contributing entertainment & food, exhibits showcasing the latest in agricultural technology, and many unique shopping opportunities. 

A very special thanks goes out to all of the volunteers, committee members and support staff whose tireless work and dedication helped make this event a success. Thank you to the Ryan Family, the Ringenberg Family, and their neighbours for providing the land for this year's Match. We thank everyone who joined us to celebrate plowing and the rural lifestyle at IPM 2017. 



BMO Plowing Competition

Congratulations to all of our plowing competitors who participated in IPM 2017. It’s wonderful to see all of these competitors keeping the plowing traditions alive. The results and winners are posted here



jrPlowJunior Plowing Competition

Congratulations to all of the junior plowing competitors who competed this year. Seeing all of these young ladies and gentlemen show their enthusiasm for plowing was wonderful. This next generation of plowing competitors is keeping the tradition strong and vibrant. The results and winners are posted here.



 queenOntario Queen of the Furrow Competition

The Ontario Plowmen's Association and IPM 2017 are proud to toast Kailey Donaldson, of Acton, Ontario, for being crowned 2017 – 2018 Ontario Queen of the Furrow. Kailey will spend the next year helping promote IPM 2018 and the plowing tradition. We know Kailey will do a magnificent job of performing her duties. Find out about the 25 local Queens of the Furrow and the competition results here.



princessPrincess of the Furrow Competition

IPM 2017 was privileged to host the inaugural Princess of the Furrow competition. It was truly impressive to see all of these young ladies present themselves with such grace and enthusiasm. Congratulations to Brooklyn Hendricks of Lucknow, Ontario, for being proclaimed IPM 2017 Princess of the Furrow.
We are confident that we will see these young ladies competing again, either as Princesses or for the Queen of the Furrow.



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The 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo will be held in Chatham-Kent, Ontario. It is never too early to make your plans to attend. The IPM 2017 team extends our best wishes to IPM 2018 as they get ready to host a fantastic event!

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